Going global, feeling small: an examination of managers' reactions to global restructuring in a multinational organisation

Clare Kelliher, Caroline Clarke, Veronica Hope Hailey, Elaine Farndale

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Abstract

This paper is concerned with examining the reactions of managers to the process of global restructuring in a large, multinational food-processing company. Much extant research concerning globalisation has focused on the wider economic, political and social outcomes. Perhaps surprisingly, relatively little attention has been given to how globalisation is experienced inside organisations. This paper examines how country-level managers have been affected by the move to a new global structure in their organisation. We present evidence of these managers feeling disempowered by global reorganisation and of a largely negative impact on their feelings towards the organisation they work for.
LanguageEnglish
Pages2163-2179
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Volume23
Issue number11
DOIs
StatusPublished - Jun 2012

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Managers
Food processing
Economics
Multinational organizations
Industry
Globalization
Multinationals
Work organization
Political economics
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Going global, feeling small : an examination of managers' reactions to global restructuring in a multinational organisation. / Kelliher, Clare; Clarke, Caroline; Hailey, Veronica Hope; Farndale, Elaine.

In: International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 23, No. 11, 06.2012, p. 2163-2179.

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